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    Forest of Illusion is on a roll, when it comes to uncovering gaming history. Their latest find is a copy of Dinosaur Planet for the Nintendo 64–a game that never saw an official release, as the project was moved to the Nintendo GameCube and eventually came to be known as Star Fox Adventures. They’ve dumped the game where it can be now be found online, preserving it forever. This build of Dinosaur Planet is dated December 1, 2000 and is playable, though the ending levels are reportedly unfinished and potentially unable to be completed without the use of cheats. According to Forest of Illusion, emulator compatibility with the game is spotty, leading to multiple instances of slowdown and graphical glitches, however it works fine on official hardware through flashcart use.

    As a reminder, sharing links to ROMs is against the rules.

    :arrow: Forest of Illusion official Twitter account
     
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  3. Purple_Shyguy

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    I thought the game had nothing to do with Starfox until it got moved to gamecube
     
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    they should have added something like starfox: dinosaur planet
    i thought this game was about being a dinousaur until i was that thumbnail
     
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    I guess you havent played syarfox adventures, because dinosaur plannet is mainly where its set.

    The n64 game was called just that.
     
  6. Silent_Gunner

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    This is the N64 equivalent of Resident Evil 1.5 getting dumped!

    Not surprised that the end of the game isn't beatable without hacking. Usually, the finale is worked on at the end of development.
     
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    why does General Scales speak native English in the intro, this is weird
     
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    Hopefully Conker 64 will be dumped one day.
     
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    Placeholder, perhaps? (No alliteration intended!)
     
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    I spent a lot of time playing roll the ball with that dinosaur getting it to change color for whatever reason. I need to get a 64 cart and play this the way it was meant to be played
     
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    So did I... The protagonist was a fox called Saber.

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    I'm extremely surprised to see an N64 build of the game with Fox McCloud. I wonder if it greatly differs from the latest pre-Starfox build of the game?

    Really need to check out the ROM asap, I always dreamed of playing the original Dinosaur Planet (and now that it's here I'm a little bummed it might be more of beta of Starfox Adventures).
     
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    This is like a dream.

    I have wanted this for so long!
     
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    Hackers do what Nintendont
     
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    Nice. I liked Starfox Adventures and it's prototype Dinosaur Planet also always seemed interesting to me.
     
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    This is not the original dinosaur planet. This is the beta of the reworked lylat wars with dinosaur planet clothing before the final transition to star fox/lylat wars.

    But it still is an amazing discovery.
     
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    This is pretty cool. Wonder how much content is in it. Like whether it's a near complete or complete prototype like Gauntlet DS. Fox with a sword is so much cooler, especially since the game is pretty much a Zelda clone. The staff never made much sense to me, given how much it's used as a melee weapon despite its magical properties.
     
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    Just tested on everdrive 64 v3,not working,black screen after rare logo.
     
  18. RedBlueGreen

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    Apparently it doesn't work on that cart. You need a 64Drive. Some people have it working with Fox falling through the floor. To which the fix is this "Here's the fix for everyone. Add DP=5 (and maybe NDPE=5) to your save_db.txt"
     
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    This is outstanding!:grog:
    A Thank you to the person that provided Forest of Illusion with this build!:D
     
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    Added both in the db and its working now,thx.
     
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    I hope this opens the flood gates for more earlier builds :)
     
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